Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Science - 562 pages
Jones And Bartlett Publishers And The American Society Of Plant Biologists Have Teamed Up For The Second Edition Of Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology. The Essays Collected In This Text Bring Together Aspects Of Genetics And Plant Breeding, Molecular Biology And Genetic Engineering, Plant Development And Reproduction, Soils And Plant Nutrition, Agro-Ecology And The Sustainability Of Agricultural Practices, Population Increases And The Difficulty Of Eradicating Hunger, Pest Control Practices And Their Environmental Consequences, And The Role Of Biotechnology In Modern Crop Production.
 

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Contents

Agricultural RD Productivity and Global Food Prospects
22
Development Productivity and Sustainability of Crop Production
52
Why Do Hunger and Malnutrition Persist in a World of Plenty?
76
affect future food security
85
Developing Food Production Systems in SubSaharan Africa
100
The Molecular Basis of Genetic Modification and Improvement of Crops
124
2 Plant Insertion Libraries Permit Scientists to Discover
150
Plants in Human Nutrition and Animal Feed
152
replaced from the soil
280
Life Together in the Underground
304
Ten Thousand Years of Crop Evolution
328
From Classical Plant Breeding to Modern Crop Improvement
360
Crop Diseases and Strategies for Their Control
390
Strategies for Controlling Insect Mite and Nematode Pests
414
Weeds and Weed Control Strategies
445
Weeds and Weed Control Strategies
446

mammals generally cannot
163
The Genetic Basis of Growth and Development
182
Biology Technology and Role in Agriculture
212
CONTENTS
217
Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production
240
photoprotection
254
Plant Nutrition and Crop Improvement in Adverse Soil Conditions
270
Toward a Greener Agriculture
472
environmental impacts
484
Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Factories
500
Urban Myths and Real Concerns about Genetically Modified GM Crops
528
Index 552
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